Kosher pizza carries with it a story your kids aren’t likely to have heard—especially if they’re not Jewish. Serving them Kosher pizza and sharing its tale not only provides a delicious, healthy meal, it teaches them about other cultures, too.
If you don’t know the story behind Kosher pizza, you’ll have to learn about it yourself before you can pass it along to your kids. Watch them soak up an educational experience as they reach for another delicious slice.
Kosher certification is imperative for any foods Kosher Jews plan to consume. It’s a part of their strong Jewish faith. The flour that goes into Kosher pizza crust is milled instead of ground, and it passes several stages of inspection before it is certified Kosher by a rabbi.
While insects can make there way into any bag of flour you purchase at a store, Kosher flour is guaranteed to have only a fraction of the percentage of insects in it. Jewish law prohibits ingesting insects, so the percentage is low enough to be acceptable in the eyes of this law.
Kosher cheese lacks an enzyme found in the stomach lining of cows. While this might make it taste a little different when eating the cheese by itself, when it’s baked onto a pizza, kids aren’t likely to notice much difference.
Kosher Jews can’t eat meat and dairy together. This is also Jewish law. Therefore meats and cheese won’t ever appear together on a Kosher pizza.
The kitchen where the Kosher pizza is prepared must be a Kosher kitchen. This means it passes ongoing inspections by someone from a local synagogue in order for the food prepared there to be deemed Kosher.
Share this interesting story with your kids. The story behind the food they eat is bound to be intriguing to them.